Sen. Bernie Sanders (C-Vermont) said Monday that it is “very, very unlikely” that he will ever run for president again and the “next Progressive candidate will have to be a Russian asset if they hope to be elected.”
Speaking at a Washington Post Live event, Sanders said his 1988 honeymoon in Russia “just didn’t carry enough weight” with the Progressive movement in America.
“If I had it to do over again, I would have visited Lenin’s tomb, sure, Leningrad, of course, and Burlington’s sister city Yaroslavl, but I also would have recruited myself into the KGB,” Sanders said.
“In 2024, any Progressive who wants to compete with the Democrat National Committee will have to actually be a Russian spy,” he continued. “What the Democrats did to Trump in 2016 was truly impressive, even by Soviet standards, but it just wasn’t enough.”